Fourteen hours later and, Woods wrote on her Instagram, “A king [was] born.” No, the rumour mill was not working especially hard at the end of New York Fashion Week, Woods, whose real name is Simone Thompson, had actually left Rihanna’s Garden of Eden Bidome and gone straight to hospital. “We hold shit down most of us don’t even know how much we’re going through,” her Instagram caption continued. “I can do whatever the fuck I want whenever the fuck I want and so can you.” After an underwear presentation that was a love letter to all female bodies, it was an apt closing statement.
Throughout her entire pregnancy Woods has advocated this attitude. She and her bump, who she previously declared would be a boy called Saphir – a play on September's birthstone – have been on the cover of magazines, and proudly posing on the red carpet at various fashion events, looking completely fabulous each time.
Fellow model Adonis Bosso, who is the father of Woods's son, also confirmed the news of the arrival with an Instagram selfie, simply captioned, "fatherhood."